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The Lime Inn

20 Cruz Bay Qtr,, Cruz Bay, St. John
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Ranked #8 of 42 Restaurants in Cruz Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Lime Inn restaurant is located in downtown Cruz Bay and has been a favorite between locals and visitors alike since 1984. Still owned and operated by owners Rich and Chris Meyer, your St. John experience is not complete without a visit to our open-air restaurant and a taste of our extensive menu. We are known for our wonderful staff and delicious and consistent meals. Join us for fresh grilled Caribbean Lobster or our whole jerk seasoned and pan seared snapper! You can also eat light with our selection of salads or our famous clam chowder. But don't forget, you can't finish up lunch or dinner without famous Key Lime pie. We are open for Lunch Monday thru Friday from 11:30 to 3, happy hour from Monday thru Saturday at our courtyard bar from 3-6 (1/2 priced drinks), and dinner Monday thru Friday from 5:30 to 10.
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NJ
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We (2 adults) had a late lunch here after a morning tour of the island. The open air atmosphere under the fans made me hesitate at first - it was in the upper 80's. But the natural breeze and ceiling fans made it comfortable. We ordered drinks. There were rolls & a pitcher of ice water. We both had salad... More 

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philadelphia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The four of us really enjoyed this restaurant. The setting was perfect..outside, but under cover with ceiling fans. There was great music from the bar that we could listen to easily but could hear and talk over without a problem. All the staff were lovely. Ashton seated us, Raven told us the specials and gave us yummy, warm rolls and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Try the crab legs. I love seafood and to have perfectly seasoned crab legs while on vacation makes me want to return. The music was a little blah for my taste and the atmosphere was poorly lit but the specials they run topped with the discount for the Westin owners make this place a must for a return visit.

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New York City
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Year after year they continue with a great "peel em and eat em" shrimp entree, best grilled lobster in town, great service,and then there is the BROWNIE SUNDAE!! We have been eating here and LOVING IT for thirty years!!

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Port Saint Joe, Florida, United States
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169 reviews 169 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Our friends had mussels in a wonderful cream sauce and grilled shrimp both of which were excellent. I had gaspacho which was tasty but the vegetables were puréed so fine I had to drink the soup rather than spooning it. It is a nice quiet place for lunch, a little off the beaten path but not too pricey. Not the... More 

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COLUMBUS, OHIO
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were there on a Thursday evening - oyster night/ bluepoints at $2.50. Food was excellent - I had snapper head to tail, and my wife had crab legs that were generous and sweet with a price that was 50% less than the same amount in a prestigious Columbus steak/seafood place. Raven (the hostess) and Jenn (waitperson) were both excellent.... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Lime inn. We stopped for a drink and made dinner reservations. Maybe we selected the wrong time 7 PM because they were jampacked. our waitress was super busy perhaps overwhelmed and kind of confused on top. She forgot my Chardonnay Hess select. Not much of a wine list. My husband ordered onion soup said he's had worse. Bermuda salad consisted... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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147 reviews 147 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Had lunch at the Lime Inn, sat at the bar as most folks appear to do at this time of day. The Inn had board specials as well as an extensive menu. The service was good and the seafood pasta dish was better than good. All in all a good spot in Cruz Bay for a spot of lunch.

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5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the favorites that we will visit more than once on our trip to St. John. The food is alway excellent and the service is outstanding. The wife always has the same thing, she loves the the whole fish Red Snapper. Myself, I love the mussels over pasta , yummy! We were there last night and it... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

After arriving on the island late from a day of travel we decided to eat at the bar since the restaurant was not yet open for the season. Had a nice casual meal with some locals and had service from the owner who was very attentive and all made us feel quite comfortable. Great chicken cheese steak sandwich.

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Address: 20 Cruz Bay Qtr,, Cruz Bay, St. John
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
Cuisine: Caribbean

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